Perdition - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by rxdrewthejew:
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this once way back at Father's Office...but got this bottle at the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa back in June. Poured into a pint glass.
A: Interesting color on this one...not a typical Biere de Garde. A bit amber and a bit brown, I guess it would be best described as burgundy...clear with some floaties. Had is white and fluffy, I got 2-3 fingers initially, but it fades down to about one. Retention is pretty good.
S: Smell is cloves and a bit of malty sweetness, perhaps mildly estery-a bit of apple or plum scent.
T: A lot of interesting flavors going on here. There is a strong brown ale note, with the slightly toasted malt, but there's a bit of amber ale in there to with a bit of sugary malt. I don't note a lot of spice in the flavor. There is a bit of hops in the finish but it's pretty subdued.
MF: Medium bodied beer with fairly high and biting carbonation. Finish is actually pretty wet. A lot of warming, especially considering the fairly low ABV.
D: This is ok...although maybe a bit boring (especially for RR). In the end it just tasted like an amber ale with toasted malt. I don't really get any spices or Belgian character at all. Drinkability is high because it's pretty mellow and low in alcohol. Maybe it lost some flavor in the 4 months since I got it (did not mean to let it sit for this long). I remember it being pretty good when I got it at FO, but in the bottle I'm not really that impressed. I would certainly drink this beer if I were in the mood for something mellow...but considering how hard it is to find in SoCal, there are plenty of other options.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2008 04:23:38 | More by rxdrewthejew
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3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: served on tap into a tasting glass, amber colored with a white head that lingers leaving good lacing, cloudy
S: light caramel and biscuits, grassy, slightly sweet with citrus fruits
T: sweet and sour flavor, slight spice, lemon, biscuit malt
M: thin to medium and quite bubbly
O: haven't had many of this style, this beer was a cool combination of old world malt mixed with new world hops with sour character thrown in, reviewed from notes taken on 3/7/14
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2014 01:42:01 | More by M_C_Hampton
Perdition from Russian River Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.